After you have made the conceptual leap and begin planning in earnest for your retirement in Dumaguete, the practical considerations now have to be worked out. Are you going to rent an apartment, maybe make a deal for an existing house, or will you get a plot of land and build your own dream home? Will you need a car, a motorcycle, or can you get by with public transport? Where will you shop, and more importantly what can you shop for.
To someone making the leap, figuring out the answers to these questions might at first seem a little intimidating, but you really do not need to get too stressed out. Dumaguete City is an easy place to get to know and with a little bit of time, the practical parts of daily living will fall into place with aa minimum of aggravation. Don’t forget two important things. One, English is widely spoken here so when you have a question, ask. You will get an answer that you can understand. And second, with such a high per capita ratio of foreigners who have already walked the path you are embarking on, you will have plenty of experienced people available who are ready, willing and able to make your transition as smooth as possible